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Development and Alumni Relations - Staff Learning & Development course timetable

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Wed 27 Oct 2021 – Tue 8 Feb

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November 2021

Tue 9
Development & Alumni Relations: Mastering Microsoft Excel new Finished 10:00 - 11:30 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

Microsoft Excel is great for storing and organising your data, but it can be time-consuming and frustrating to find the information you need.

This workshop will show you how to use Excel's powerful tools to quickly retrieve, view and summarise information in numerous ways.

We will cover:

  • Ensuring accurate data entry with data validation
  • Time-saving filters
  • Visually explore and analyse data using conditional formatting
  • Create interactive filters in PivotTables
  • Present your information as a chart
  • Dos and don'ts when working with data
  • Time-saving tricks and shortcuts

The course includes access to a month's free support on any of the topics covered.

Mon 15
Development & Alumni Relations: Association for Project Management - Project Fundamentals Qualification new (1 of 5) Finished 09:00 - 12:30 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

The syllabus covers the key elements of the project management life cycle including; planning and scheduling, communication, stakeholders, reporting and risk management. This is suitable for those who are relatively new to project management or those who require insight into project management processes and techniques. This foundational course will provides a base line understanding onto which participants can build with more advanced courses.

The fourth day will conclude with a one hour multiple choice exam which will lead to a certificate from the Association for Project Management.

Tue 16
Development & Alumni Relations: Association for Project Management - Project Fundamentals Qualification new (2 of 5) Finished 09:00 - 12:30 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

The syllabus covers the key elements of the project management life cycle including; planning and scheduling, communication, stakeholders, reporting and risk management. This is suitable for those who are relatively new to project management or those who require insight into project management processes and techniques. This foundational course will provides a base line understanding onto which participants can build with more advanced courses.

The fourth day will conclude with a one hour multiple choice exam which will lead to a certificate from the Association for Project Management.

Wed 17
Development & Alumni Relations: Association for Project Management - Project Fundamentals Qualification new (3 of 5) Finished 09:00 - 12:30 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

The syllabus covers the key elements of the project management life cycle including; planning and scheduling, communication, stakeholders, reporting and risk management. This is suitable for those who are relatively new to project management or those who require insight into project management processes and techniques. This foundational course will provides a base line understanding onto which participants can build with more advanced courses.

The fourth day will conclude with a one hour multiple choice exam which will lead to a certificate from the Association for Project Management.

Thu 18
Development & Alumni Relations: Association for Project Management - Project Fundamentals Qualification new (4 of 5) Finished 09:00 - 12:30 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

The syllabus covers the key elements of the project management life cycle including; planning and scheduling, communication, stakeholders, reporting and risk management. This is suitable for those who are relatively new to project management or those who require insight into project management processes and techniques. This foundational course will provides a base line understanding onto which participants can build with more advanced courses.

The fourth day will conclude with a one hour multiple choice exam which will lead to a certificate from the Association for Project Management.

Development & Alumni Relations: Association for Project Management - Project Fundamentals Qualification new (5 of 5) Finished 13:45 - 15:00 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

The syllabus covers the key elements of the project management life cycle including; planning and scheduling, communication, stakeholders, reporting and risk management. This is suitable for those who are relatively new to project management or those who require insight into project management processes and techniques. This foundational course will provides a base line understanding onto which participants can build with more advanced courses.

The fourth day will conclude with a one hour multiple choice exam which will lead to a certificate from the Association for Project Management.

Tue 23
Development & Alumni Relations: Mastering Microsoft Excel (Further use) new Finished 10:00 - 11:30 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

Microsoft Excel has lots of underutilised features that can help to save time and improve productivity. The primary objective of this workshop is to show you how to use these features and to demonstrate their effectiveness, challenging you to do things differently.

We will cover:

  • Working with Formulas and Functions
  • Save time and apply Formulas and Functions to your everyday tasks
  • Search for a value in one place and insert it in another using lookup functions
  • Avoid the 'pitfalls' of relative cell references
  • Test certain conditions and return one of two entries
  • Work with named cells to work faster and smarter with your formulas
  • Managing large workbooks
  • Trace and audit formulas in a worksheet
  • Create a simple dashboard
  • Produce summary reports from different worksheets
  • Merge data from multiple users by linking workbooks

The course includes access to a month's free support on any of the topics covered.

December 2021

Wed 1
Development & Alumni Relations: Managing a Hybrid Team new (2 of 2) Finished 10:30 - 11:30 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

As we move into a hybrid way of working many of our working routines will change in some way. Some of these changes will make our working lives easier, some may make them harder and this will be the case for us personally and also for members of your teams.

What won’t have changed for many of us is the workload and the need to deliver high quality work, on time. As managers, part of our role will entail helping our team members navigate new and amended work practices. The recipe to do this will be slightly different from team to team, however, there will be some universal methods which help most hybrid teams and some common mistakes to avoid.

This session focuses on getting the basics right and empowering our teams with a firm foundation to build on over the coming months and years ahead.

This one hour session will include;

  • Understanding the most influential factors to support hybrid team working
  • Acknowledging the pain points for your team
  • Optimising communication to strengthen psychological safety and effectiveness
  • Planning improvements using a selection of 8 Minimum Effective Dose techniques for hybrid teams
Thu 2
Communicate with Impact new Finished 09:00 - 12:00 Development and Alumni Relations: Virtual

Looking to improve your communication skills for influence and impact? Want to know how to persuade when you are not in a power position?

This workshop will give you simple techniques that will build your confidence to communicate effectively and influence colleagues and stakeholders.

This three hour interactive workshop will cover;

  • Self-talk and personal power
  • How to take a collaborative approaches to persuasion
  • Framing your message when challenging a decision or expressing concerns
  • Recognising and adapting to different styles

February 2022

Wed 2

Finely tuned business-writing skills give you a real advantage when you need to get people to sit up and take notice.

In this intensive, practical session, we’ll show you how to produce effective business writing quickly, and get your documents to the top of the pile. You can apply the methods we teach to all areas of your business: proposal writing, reports, procedures, letters and emails. The workshop includes a pre-course individual writing analysis to help identify areas for improvement.

What you'll learn

On this one-day course you will learn how to: • set a clear objective • build a logical structure • get your key messages across • choose an appropriate style • establish and build rapport • keep readers reading • make your writing more readable • write confidently and clearly • construct sound, clear sentences • use punctuation logically and helpfully • be sure of your grammar • leave a positive last impression

Tue 8

Finely tuned business-writing skills give you a real advantage when you need to get people to sit up and take notice.

In this intensive, practical session, we’ll show you how to produce effective business writing quickly, and get your documents to the top of the pile. You can apply the methods we teach to all areas of your business: proposal writing, reports, procedures, letters and emails. The workshop includes a pre-course individual writing analysis to help identify areas for improvement.

What you'll learn

On this one-day course you will learn how to: • set a clear objective • build a logical structure • get your key messages across • choose an appropriate style • establish and build rapport • keep readers reading • make your writing more readable • write confidently and clearly • construct sound, clear sentences • use punctuation logically and helpfully • be sure of your grammar • leave a positive last impression